Louisiana residents who have questions about compensation after a crash involving a truck should remember the different causes of commercial truck accidents. Over the past decade, the number of accidents involving trucks has gone up by roughly 20 percent. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study, a collaboration between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), sought to determine the most common causes of these accidents and discovered that the majority are caused by the driver.
Motorcyclists face unique challenges in Louisiana and the rest of the U.S. Since motorcycles are less crash-worthy than motor vehicles, motorcyclists are more likely to die in collisions. Crash rates also vary depending on economic factors and how safety programs are implemented. However, there are certain types of crashes that are more common with motorcyclists.
Have you ever noticed the way a semitruck trailer sits high off the ground? In fact, the trailer is positioned perfectly so that the bottom half of the average motor vehicle would slip right under it while sheering off the top half of the car. This poses a serious threat to any car that inadvertently T-bones a semitruck.